[D8905ABC], Letter from Everett Frazar to Alfred Ord Tate, February 6th, 1889


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[D8905ABC], Letter from Everett Frazar to Alfred Ord Tate, February 6th, 1889

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Summary: Frazar informs Tate that he has received Mr. Miller, who will go to Washington to present one of Edison's phonographs before the Commissioners of the Patent Office, and he hopes that this will be a good opportunity to convince the Japanese, Chinese and Korean ministers in Washington that the Edison Phonograph is "THE instrument upon which to pin their faith, and not the graphophone. Miller will carry letters of introduction to these legations. Frazar has confidence in Miller's ability to succeed in this task, and Miller has expressed strong confidence in the Phonograph. Frazar also expresses concern that Germans are intending to manufacture and sell Edison goods in Japan in direct competition with his company, citing as evidence a letter from Mr. Lindsley reporting that the Niwas have decided to buy an Edison plant in Germany. He asks Tate to inform Edison and to see if there is "not ONE FURHTER MOVE he can MAKE to stop THIS course of action!"





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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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